Expedition 31: Letters to Earth

EXPEDITION 31: LETTERS TO EARTH – Astronaut Don Pettit completed a stay on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 31 crew. While in orbit, he posted a series of diary entries about his experiences on the station and the important research that the crew conducted concerning life’s. Know it all from the road to space, his spacesuit, Grand Views for the Camera, Earth Photography, space zucchini to going home.

  • As his mission comes to an end, Expedition 31 crew member, Don Pettit, reflects on the view of Earth and beyond from the International Space Station.
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  • Don Pettit, member of the Expedition 31 crew, continues his documentation of life on the space station. In this installment, he talks about how astronauts maintain their health and the etiquette of a dinner with friends in microgravity.
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  • Don Pettit, member of the Expedition 31 crew, continues to document the life of a zucchini grown in orbit on the International Space Station. Studying how plants grow in space can help astrobiologists understand how Earth life adapts to the space environment.
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  • Astronaut Don Pettit continues his diary from Expedition 31 on the International Space Station. In this installment he talks about how astronauts spend their time on the ISS - from performing experiments to simply trying to stay alive.
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  • Astronaut Don Pettit continues his diary from Expedition 31 on the International Space Station. In this installment he talks about dealing with reflected light in space photography and capturing images in the far infrared.
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  • Astronaut Don Pettit continues his diary from Expedition 31 on the International Space Station. In this installment he talks about observing solar phenomenon from Earth orbit, and the continued care of the plants he has been caring for on the ISS.
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  • Astronaut Don Pettit continues his diary from Expedition 31 on the international space station. In this installment he reports on the progress of plants being grown in the conditions of low Earth orbit.
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  • In his latest diary entry from Expedition 31, Don Pettit discusses daily life in microgravity on the International Space Station
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  • Don Pettit continues documenting the progress of plants grown on board the International Space Station. By studying different plants, from sunflowers to zucchinis, the experiments are helping scientists understand how life from Earth adapts to the space environment.
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  • Don Pettit, member of the Expedition 31 crew, continues to document the growth of plants in microgravity conditions onboard the International Space Station. These studies provide insight into how Earth life adapts to the space environment.
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